Very soon AMD can release a new graphics card. In a recent patch to the Linux kernel noticed a previously unknown ID of the graphics chip Polaris with a mysterious name 0x6FDF. There is a high probability that it may be fresh or re-branding an already existing model Polaris, or the release of the new architecture.
If this is the second case, then soon the market may be a new video card RX 590. It is expected that AMD is not sitting idly by and is already preparing its response to the new RTX generation of graphics cards from Nvidia. Information about this appeared in PCGamesN.
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Rumors about the launch of a new GPU Polaris are distributed over the Internet for quite some time. In 2016, buyers are expected to receive three classes of cards — RX 480 (budget) RX 470 (mainstream) and RX 490 (top). This has not been submitted.
While AMD has just released analog RX 490, but only for consoles Microsoft Xbox One X. Scorpio GPU in the Xbox is not really a graphics chip Polaris, but it uses the same Graphics Core Next architecture (GCN) 4.0 and has 40 units Compute Units (CU). Thus in RX480 and RX580 used 36 CU.
40 CU in the desktop video card will increase power, which is approximately equal to the Delta between RX RX 570 and 580. Most likely, RX 590 may also receive normal support 4K-resolution.
The origin of the signature 0x6FDF is still unknown. We will remind, earlier RX and RX 580 570 had ID 0x67DF, and the range of Polaris 10 were 0x67CA, 0x67CC and 0x67CF. AMD RX Vega are referred to as 0x687f.
What if it’s a simple rebranding? It is possible that the company simply updates references to Polaris 10 drivers for Linux. In this case, we can see RX 680 is a slightly updated version of old models.
Recall now AMD working on 7-nanometer maps of Vega and the new architecture, AMD Navi, scheduled for launch in the first quarter of 2019. It seems that the company is not going to enter into a direct confrontation with the Nvidia right after the release of the RTX 2080.
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